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  1. The Carcosan Herald

    Yevtaliya: Crying Over Spilled Compote [4.4k words; sci-fi/mature content]

    (AUTHOR NOTE: If you find yourself at any point confused as to the context behind this story, you will want to read the story that precedes it in this conveniently-placed hyperlink.) ~ Katya's. The only Western-style fast food restaurant chain in the whole Mechanocracy. The only real...
  2. The Carcosan Herald

    Zina: An Incendiary Matter [4.2k words; sci-fi/mature content]

    (AUTHOR NOTE: If you find yourself at any point confused as to the context behind this story, you will want to read the story that precedes it in this conveniently-placed hyperlink.) ~ I like to think I'm pretty nifty with computers. After all, I put together a pretty decent gaming rig in my...
  3. The Carcosan Herald

    Sveta: A Gnarly Christmas Carol [7.2k words; sci-fi/mature content]

    (AUTHOR NOTE: If you find yourself at any point confused as to the context behind this story, you will want to read the story that precedes it in this conveniently-placed hyperlink.) ~ TODAY'S DATE: 04.02.2133 1. Did you forget what happened last night? [Yes/No] "Yes." 2. Do you have a...
  4. The Carcosan Herald

    Sonya: The Start of Something Bigger [3.3k words; sci-fi/mature content]

    Looking at Old Moscow today, you'd never have guessed this place was the seat of Russian power eighty-eight years ago, when the Great Technological Singularity of 2045 began to take hold. Back in the day, this place used to be a glittering metropolis. Immaculately-kept lawns, a thriving business...
  5. Anita M Shaw

    Marooned on Planet EARTH - Book One - Devynn's Dilemma - Beta Readers Request

    TITLE: Marooned on Planet EARTH – Book One – Devynn’s Dilemma GENRE: Young Adult Contemporary WORD COUNT: 135K BLURB: The world of 14-year-old Devynn X’Laena Irvette Scoville has fallen apart. Her dad has left the family after a heated argument with her mother. And he’s taken his favorite...
  6. S

    Hello Everyone/Bonjour à tous!

    It is my great pleasure to reconnect with WritingForums.com and the many talented and inspirational people here. Discovered this forum a few years ago and had a great experience. Life got busy than complicated for me so I retreated. Now returning with a new lease on life and love for writing...
  7. KellInkston

    Halloween Knight (Novel Excerpt, 2,500 words, explicit language, mild sexual themes)

    Hey there, trying my hand at a different approach to YA fiction. I'm looking mostly for thoughts on story/flow, but any input would be appreciated. Thank you! I The moment he breaks into the house via a second-story window, there is a jolt under the checkered covers of the only bed in the room...
  8. T

    Untitled Young adult Sci-fi fantasy novel first draft 1st chapter ROUGH DRAFT

    Okay, this is a first draft of a Young Adult Sci-fi fantasy novel I am currently writing. I know my punctuation and grammar can be atrocious. Take in that I have only been focusing on the general story at this point. The refinement will come later ;-). This is the first chapter after the...
  9. Y

    Burn

    Here's is an excerpt from something I have been working on that I hope will develop into a longer story. This is a fictional memoir featuring a session of self-harm. See what you think. My fingers are shaking because I just burned my wrist with a cheap, gas-station lighter. I’m...
  10. fearofboredom

    Intro to Sci-fi story, ~800 words

    So I had a really weird/kindof cool dream that I wrote down in a dream log and recently started turning it into a story. Here's the introduction, let me know if it catches your eye? Thanks “You looking for something?” Bone asked, watching over her counterpart’s shoulder. Caroline sucked in a...
  11. Y

    Teenage Angst

    Here is the first chapter of a story my friend and I are writing. Neither one of us is into partying, so we are writing from an outsider's perspective. Let me know if this is realistic and if there is anything you should change. Sloane Blake There’s not much to say about high...
  12. S

    Help and Feedback Needed for my Synopsis

    I’ve been playing this story idea for a while now and what I find helps me is writing a synopsis. I have written and re-wrote it several times and would love some outsider feedback as my brain is too close to it. I strive to improve my writing in all possible ways. Thank you :) Title...
  13. Jamie

    Murder!

    So, I had an idea at the beginning of last week which I decided to run with, and now that I'm a couple of chapters in I'm wondering what sort of audience I'm aiming for. Basically, it's about a dysfunctional family of murderers. Mum, Dad and teenage daughter all murder people. The youngest of...
  14. Juganhuy

    Shanghai Island (Part 1) (YA/Adventure/Bit of Romace/Bullying)

    Hello! So got this idea from many outlets, and it fell together nicley I think as far as story. It will be told from both points of view to show inner conflict and growth of the two main characters. Pretty much, it's about a boy that has always been bullied being stuck with a girl that hates...
  15. N

    Aspiring Writer

    Hello, My name is Nathan Milward. Ever since I was in Elementary School, I've been really into writing, although only now have I settled for it. I am currently working on a high fantasy fiction series named The Forgotten Land of Myria. So far, it's been 6 months since I first started, and...
  16. Narnia

    Fall From Grace (Book Opening)

    "Snap!" A twig gave way under her boot. She pushed herself against the tree line. The forest had its ways of carrying sounds one didn’t want to be heard. The hood of her cloak concealed her in its depths as she let her eyes wander over the woodland, searching for a movement. Not a branch so...
  17. E

    Next 500 words of my YA fantasy/adventure novel

    So I wanted to post the first chapter for review, but I get bored while editing so I'm doing it a page at a time instead! Which seems to be about 500 words on average, so I'm happy with that. Any advice is greatly appreciated! I've kept on the last paragraph of the first bit I posted. If you...
  18. E

    YA fantasy/adventure novel, aimed at 12-14 year olds

    Go to page 2 of this thread for redraft This is a 2nd draft of the first 500 words of my NaNoWriMo novel and I'd really appreciate any feedback. The story becomes much more fantasy-genred by the end of the chapter, but I'm worried that this first bit is maybe a little too ordinary-world to set...
  19. R

    Brave. Chaptah One. Dun dun DUN.

    AWAKE, chapter one Two minutes and seventeen seconds. Sixteen. Fifteen. Fourteen. “Yo.” I tear my eyes away from the clock, turning to the speaker: Max Caruso. Brown hair. Brown eyes. Practically brown skin. Summer did a number on him. So has US History I. His eyes are dead. No trace of his...
  20. MisterTribute

    Death Carnival (Chapter One) [YA]

    So here's the first draft of Death Carnival. [Synopsis] Opinions, criticisms, advises, and comments are all accepted. Forgive me if my writing is bad. I'm still fourteen. :lemo: One Panting for life—all three of us are out of breath. The two of them are now fighting. I quickly hide behind...
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